Mental health affect 19% of adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with mental health may be in your family, living next door, teaching your children. However, only half of those affected receive treatment, often because of the stigma attached to mental health. Untreated, mental illness can contribute to higher expenses, poorer performance at school or work, fewer employment opportunities and increased risk of suicide.

Mental Health Awareness In The Society

Mental Health Awareness In The Society

Rutba Khan

By Rutba Khan

Depression! Let’s talk

Mental health affect 19% of adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with mental health may be in your family, living next door, teaching your children. However, only half of those affected receive treatment, often because of the stigma attached to mental health. Untreated, mental illness can contribute to higher expenses, poorer performance at school or work, fewer employment opportunities and increased risk of suicide.

What exactly is mental illness?

A mental illness is a physical illness of brain, that causes disturbances in thinking, behavior, energy or emotion that make it difficult to cope with ordinary demands of life. “most of us are swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, we need a bit of praise or encouragement and we will make the goal”

Do you notice that your true motivation lies in being repeatedly appreciated on little steps you take in your life?

That’s human psychology, that our brain release hormones linked with social behavior; oxytocin. And that is why we are motivated when we are repeatedly admired or praised,

If no one praises you, then don’t worry, instead do it yourself.

This will influence others to do so because they will feel your passion.

Stay true to your morals and build your incentive. Your feelings of today will change your tomorrow. What you need to do is get physically and mentally excited with every step you take, regardless of how small it might be. This allows you to realize that accomplishment feels great on all grounds.

As Khalil Jibran said: “Man struggle to find life outside himself, unaware that the life he is seeking is within him”

Mental Health Awareness In The Society

Keep this in your mind that, your illness does not define you, your strength does. Your feelings are valid and you are enough as god has not created anything without any purpose. There are some people who don’t get comfortable with every one as they are different but one should always remember that everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this, you can change the world. Try to find fulfilment in small things and always remember you are the moon that gives beauty to the dark pitch black night as it is your responsibility to make your soul shine day and night, you are the flower and a flower never competes with the flower next to it, it just blooms so choose discerningly what you feed your soul because the thought you ought to process in your mind will be shown in your attitude and your attitude shows your intellect as nobility is the matter of good intellect not of lineage or descent.

Mental Health Awareness In The Society

Thoughts associated with six common mental health disorders are anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and schizophrenia.

Although the general perception of mental illness has improved over the past decades, but according to studies the stigma against mental health is still powerful, mainly due to media stereotypes and illiteracy. Unfortunately, this stigma not only affect the number of people seeking treatment but also the number of resources available for proper treatment.

Mental Health Awareness In The Society

What can you do to help?

  • Showing individuals respect and acceptance removes a significant barrier to successfully cope with their illness.

  • Advocating within our circles of influence helps ensure these individuals have the same rights and opportunities as other members of your school, community.

  • Learning more about mental health allows us to provide helpful support to those affected in our families and communities.

Mental Health Awareness In The Society
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